As I lay facedown on a massage table in Under Armour’s headquarters, the Senior Manager of Athlete Performance Mike Watts used a Hyperice Hypervolt on my tight right hamstring to help repair my tired, post-New York City marathon body. I casually asked, “Is there an average amount of time that a person takes to recover from a marathon?” knowing very well that the soreness I felt three days post-marathon is totally normal. Advertisement – Continue Reading Below “It depends in what state you go into it,” he said. “How well-rested you are, how well you move, what your nutrition is like. If you go in healthy, and well-trained, it could be as little as 24 and 48 hours.”He continued to explain that there are a lot of pieces to the recovery puzzle, including sleep, nutrition, and movement. “All of that’s wrapped in mindset,” he said. “There’s a big part of the process in journaling, gratitude, affirmations, and intentions. We know those things are related to the release of serotonin and oxytocin, which can help you recover quicker.” “So you’re telling me that my post-race attitude could get me back in the game quicker?” I asked.“Exactly.”I was intrigued. I immediately evaluated… Read full this story
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